Laura Microulis is research curator at the Bard Graduate Center. With a focus on the material culture of the long nineteenth century, her published work has explored the recovery of institutional histories, the nature of patronage relationships, and the narrative life cycle of objects and interiors. In 2021, she was a member of the curatorial team responsible for the traveling exhibition, Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915, and co-edited the award-winning, three-volume exhibition catalogue. She holds an MA and PhD from the Bard Graduate Center.